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Sorry to see that the archives are not actually available to listen to unless one is a student at a recognised college. And then they are hidden behind a pay-wall. This is the sort of restriction that bedevils academic documents an recordings in the UK and effectively stops non-academics from researching areas of interest such as folk music and song. CJB.  


----- Forwarded Message -----
> From: James Roth <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc: 
> Sent: Friday, 28 March 2014, 12:43
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] I don't know what to call it, but I need one.
> 
> Hello everyone,
> 
> The reason I want to keep this phonograph working is just for demonstrations.
> We already have 3 antique players: 1910 Edison cylinder in working condition; a 
> 1911 Victor Victrola [working]; and a 1924 Victor Credenza [working].
> I would like to find the tonearm just for demonstrations.
> Does anyone know where I can find one?
> 
> Thanks,
> Ben Roth
> http://www.library.fau.edu/depts/spc/spc/soundarchives.htm
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List 
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve Greene
> Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2014 4:20 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] I don't know what to call it, but I need one.
> 
> That sounds like the tonearm headshell you are describing. Is there some value 
> (other than atmospheric) to this old turntable? It seems like serviceable 
> turntables should be relatively cheap these days.
> 
> Steve Greene
> Audiovisual Archivist
> Office of Presidential Libraries
> National Archives and Records Administration
> (301) 837-1772
> 
> 
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:25 PM, James Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>>  Hello everyone,
>> 
>>  I just inherited an old portable Ultratone phonograph, made by Audio 
>>  Industries.
>>  The swinging extension arm(?) (the part that holds the head [with the 
>>  needle] broke.
>>  It seems to be made of pot metal.  I went to lift it to insert a 
>>  needle and it more-or-less crumbled.
>>  I have 3 pictures, so if anyone wants to see them, ping me off-line.
>>  I'm hoping I can get a replacement.
>> 
>>  Thanks.
>>  Ben Roth
>> 
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